South Indies: Ammini Kozhukattai | Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings

Thursday, September 20, 2012

If you've made Modaks/Kozhukattais for Ganesh Chaturthi, I am sure there is some leftover dough sitting in your fridge right now .. I would always use them for making Coorg Style Akki Rottis until I came across this really cute looking Tamil style Ammini Kozhukattais.

The leftover dough is rolled into small marble sized balls, steamed & tempered with some spices. They taste absolutely yummy & is such a welcome change after devouring a whole lot of Modaks, Payasams & other sweets.

Ammini Kozhukattai
These cute little savoury kozhukattais make a great option for your kid's lunch box & also as an after-school snack.
You Will Need:
  • Leftover Kozhukattai Dough or
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 cups water
To Temper:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • A generous pinch of hing
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 4 green chillies - chopped
  • curry leaves
  • fresh coriander for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
To make the dough from scratch, heat water in a heavyu bottomed pan, add salt & oil. once the water comes to a boil, add rice flour little at a time. With the help of a wooden ladle, keep mixing in circular motion, until it comes together as a dough. Turn off the stove & set aside. once the cool a little, add a tsp of oil & knead the dough again.
Make marble sized balls out of the dough & steam them for 10-12 mins. Once done. Heat oil in a kadhai, for tempering.
Crackle mustard seeds. Add urad dal, green chillies, hing, turmeric, curry leaves & grated coconut. Saute on low flame for about half a minute. Add steamed kozhukattais, some salt & gently give it a mix. Garnish with chopped coriander before serving

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